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forum integration question

  • ozpoker


    Possibly Newb Quest. here :

    I have installed wpmu in subdirectory :

    I have installed buddypress and acitvated the appropriate themes.

    I have installed bbpress here :

    And integration appears to have worked as I created a dummy user “Nighlight” who could create a group and posted to it and they appeared in the forum.

    My question is simple – Am I supposed to add the “forum” tab to the buddypress themes myself or should buddypress have known is was now integrated?

    Is this a sign somehting has not worked properly?

    Third question – shouldn’t the forum look more integrated with buddypress than it does? It doesn’t look like another part of the social network as it does?

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  • Burt Adsit


    Howdy. You can access the bp group forums from Groups > My Groups > <pick a group> > Forums. The bbpress theme doesn’t get changed by doing user integration with wpmu.

    It sounds like you have one more step to take and that is to configure bp group forums. That is detailed in the file /mu-plugins/bp-forums/installation-readme.txt

    There is also an extremely helpful topic by Trent located here:



    Nope – I’ve done all that – I can post on buddypress and and appears in forum and I can post on forum end and appears in buddypress group.

    the only thing I didn’t do was the intial wordpress integration when installing bbpress – which is found under “bbpress” >> setting >> wp integration.

    During bbpress I got “minor” errors regard auth_salt and “cookies” which I ignored as I ssumed the buddypress/bbpress integaration would’ve superseded the initial wp/bbpress integartion.



    I just don’t have the forum tab available in the bp home or memebr themes – I have :






    No forum



    just looking in to the header – it doesn’t appear as it is not called :

    <ul id="nav">
    <li<?php if ( bp_is_page( 'home' ) ) {?> class="selected"<?php } ?>><a href="<?php echo get_option('home') ?>" title="<?php _e( 'Home', 'buddypress' ) ?>"><?php _e( 'Home', 'buddypress' ) ?></a></li>
    <li<?php if ( bp_is_page( HOME_BLOG_SLUG ) ) {?> class="selected"<?php } ?>><a href="<?php echo get_option('home') ?>/<?php echo HOME_BLOG_SLUG ?>" title="<?php _e( 'Blog', 'buddypress' ) ?>"><?php _e( 'Blog', 'buddypress' ) ?></a></li>
    <li<?php if ( bp_is_page( MEMBERS_SLUG ) ) {?> class="selected"<?php } ?>><a href="<?php echo get_option('home') ?>/<?php echo MEMBERS_SLUG ?>" title="<?php _e( 'Members', 'buddypress' ) ?>"><?php _e( 'Members', 'buddypress' ) ?></a></li>

    <?php if ( function_exists( 'groups_install' ) ) { ?>
    <li<?php if ( bp_is_page( BP_GROUPS_SLUG ) ) {?> class="selected"<?php } ?>><a href="<?php echo get_option('home') ?>/<?php echo BP_GROUPS_SLUG ?>" title="<?php _e( 'Groups', 'buddypress' ) ?>"><?php _e( 'Groups', 'buddypress' ) ?></a></li>
    <?php } ?>

    <?php if ( function_exists( 'bp_blogs_install' ) ) { ?>
    <li<?php if ( bp_is_page( BP_BLOGS_SLUG ) ) {?> class="selected"<?php } ?>><a href="<?php echo get_option('home') ?>/<?php echo BP_BLOGS_SLUG ?>" title="<?php _e( 'Blogs', 'buddypress' ) ?>"><?php _e( 'Blogs', 'buddypress' ) ?></a></li>
    <?php } ?>

    <?php do_action( 'bp_nav_items' ); ?>

    Is that an error in the current theme ?



    Don’t worry – gunna code them all in myself.

    Anyone aware of any premade buddypress &/or bbpress themes or csss styles?



    I have written a general forum plugin, which takes the group forum plugin, and initialize it to a second bbpress install, which is a general forums. It is very rough, and needs some work before I might release it. It has the advantage over doing a bbpress theme, that is uses the buddypress theme. The downside is it uses the xmlrpc for all communication to the bbpress install.

    You can see it here, I’m waiting for a ticket I opened in trac for the error to go away, but you get an idea how it works:



    Hi Fishbowl81,

    I want to make the bbpress forum to load in my buddypress site from a tab ‘forum’ which is like other tabs like home, blog, members. As you have on your site

    So that it incorporates the sites design theme and can still navigate through other tabs.

    What is the best way around this?

    Many thanks,

    Anybody any ideas as to what to do with this?

    Warning: require(/home/ifoundu/public_html/forum/bbpress/bb-includes/compat.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/ifoundu/public_html/forum/bbpress/bb-settings.php on line 68

    Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/home/ifoundu/public_html/forum/bbpress/bb-includes/compat.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/ifoundu/public_html/forum/bbpress/bb-settings.php on line 68

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